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The 2019 Federal Budget – An Elephant in the Room?

February 14, 2019

By Adrian Travis In my view, the Federal Budget focuses too much on what gets spent on whom, rather than elucidating how efficiently the money gets spent. The elephant in the room is that our Government needs to get more efficient at delivering services. Between 2003 and 2013 in Canada, public sector employment grew at… read more →




Discovering Opportunities in Maintenance

January 23, 2019

By Adrian Travis At Trindent Consulting, our oil and gas clients are constantly looking for ways to be more efficient. The average maintenance technician in the oil and gas industry is only about 35% utilized. Put another way, 65% of maintenance labor hours are lost forever, for a variety of reasons. In this article, I… read more →




The Importance of ‘Last-Mile’ Business Reporting Tools

November 13, 2018

By Adrian Travis Last mile business reporting tools are the reports we use to manage business performance at the front lines. Reporting typically fails to go the ‘last mile’ because it resides in dozens of different systems, requires manual creation and editing, or just isn’t disseminated to the right people. This results in the department… read more →




“Where Is My Octane ?” – Recognizing Benefits in Blending Optimization Refinery Projects

October 30, 2018

By Anas Dabbakh Refineries are a crucial step between raw crude oil and getting the gasoline into your car. There are several chemicals that have to be blended together at the refinery, such as octane, RVP, V/L, T50, etc. in order to create gasoline. It is important to understand that oil and gas quality giveaway reduction… read more →




The Multiple Pieces of Operating Room Turnaround Time and the Hidden Elements of Waste Between Them

October 18, 2018

By Allison Newman Most hospitals define turnaround time as previous patient ‘wheels out’ to the next patient ‘wheels in’ – where ‘wheels out’ and ‘wheels in’ are the exact times that a patient bed rolls out of or into an operating room (OR). This is a key metric in determining OR efficiency, as long turnarounds… read more →




Tips on Working Abroad

October 16, 2018

By Adrian Travis In management consulting, there’s no deeper end of the pool than an international consulting assignment.  At Trindent, we call this a complex business challenge, because of the various cultural nuances, language barrier, not to mention jet-lag and isolation it causes staff while on assignment.  However, for the right person, and the right… read more →




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